Income/capita 48%
Household income 48%
Unemployment 65%
Find Homes Find Rentals
IndexClearwaterSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$15,369$25,521$29,829
Median household income$28,994$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$31,731$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,656$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$30,400$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$11,315$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate7.7%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level36.4%17.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Clearwater is 48% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Clearwater is 48% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Clearwater is 65% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Clearwater is 141% higher than the national average

Best Places for Employment in and Around Clearwater

See all the best places to live around Clearwater

Compare Clearwater, SC Employment

      How would you rate the job market in Clearwater?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      How accessible is public transit in Clearwater?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Clearwater poll results

      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Clearwater median earnings by income bracket

      Clearwater employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector17.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.6%25.1%
      Public administration1.8%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%0.0%
      Education, health & social services8.8%31.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Evans, GA34,270$95,23972.2%
      Martinez, GA35,476$65,68518.7%
      Aiken, SC30,403$54,4421.6%
      Hephzibah, GA3,936$51,3167.2%
      North Augusta, SC22,310$50,0989.4%
      Clearwater, SC4,679$28,99447.6%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Donora, PA4,679$36,15034.7%
      Neuville, QC4,680n/a 
      Becker, MN4,677$77,15339.5%
      Fort Rucker, AL4,681$58,4245.6%
      Jim Thorpe, PA4,676$53,2413.8%
      Clearwater, SC4,679$28,99447.6%
      Source: The Clearwater, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).